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Tony Daugherty Receives Honors

Dennis Jones, Jr., owner-operator of Jones & Son and West-Murley Funeral
Homes of Scott County, is proud to announce the
graduation of staff member, James Anthony
(Tony) Daugherty.
Tony graduated with honors from Mid-America
College of Funeral Service in Jeffersonville, Indiana
on May 19, 2023. Tony was awarded salutatorian
of his graduating class and was presented
The Bill Pierce Award, which is considered
by many to be the highest honor of a graduating
student. The Bill Pierce Award is selected by the
recipients’ classmates as the most representative
of funeral service based on personal neatness, integrity,
and dedication to funeral service; a high
degree of student fellowship, and ambition and
desire to succeed; a special all-around attitude;
and as an outstanding professional in funeral
service. Tony is now a fully licensed Funeral
Director and Embalmer in the state of Tennessee.
Mr. Jones states that during his apprenticeship at
the funeral homes, “He exemplifies the definition
of Funeral Director and Embalmer. As an apprentice, his work ethic, attention
to detail and his caring nature with families gives him the qualities you
need for his chosen profession.”
Tony is a long-time member of the Singing Hamby’s gospel group.
He is married to Scott County native, Seprena (Hamby) Daugherty; his son,
Jacob Daugherty; daughter, Makayla (Daugherty) Knight and husband Houston;
and grandson, Dallas Wayne Knight.
Tony looks forward to personally serving the families of Scott County.

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